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  1. anything regarded as worthless or of low quality; junk: It would be an insult to the actors and the writers to nominate this fine film along with the dreck they are glorifying this year.

  2. filth; garbage: He is cleaning off the years of rust, dreck, and corrosion before continuing his restoration of the various parts.

Origin of dreck

First recorded in 1920–25; from Yiddish drek; cognate with German Dreck “filth”; compare Old English threax, Old Norse threkkr “excrement”
  • Also drek .

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British Dictionary definitions for dreck


/ (drɛk) /

  1. slang, mainly US rubbish; trash

Origin of dreck

from Yiddish drek filth, dregs

Derived forms of dreck

  • drecky, adjective

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